a school of literary criticism in search of innate patterns of human behavior; a manner of looking at a literary text keeping in mind that humans behave in certain universal ways
Literary Darwinists look at child bearing and rearing, efforts to acquire resources (money, property, influence) and competition and cooperation within families and communities.
- Literary device
noun a literary or linguistic technique that produces a specific effect, esp. a figure of speech, narrative style, or plot mechanism
- Literary element
noun the components of a literary piece: character, setting, plot, theme, and ending/resolution
noun 1. a person entrusted with the publishable works and other papers of a deceased author.
- Literary lion
noun a noted author who has reached celebrity status Examples Philip Roth is a literary lion.